This has been quite strange for me I must admit. I was sent an email near the start of releasing Tribal Alpha that I assumed was a troll but responded to the lady in question anyway. I still don’t know to this day if it was someone messing around, either way, that shocked me!
What’s even more surprising has been this week. There has been a sudden interest in Tribal Dawn: Blood-and-Shadow, seven months after its release date. Some of these readers have gone on to finish reading Descendants already! I love you guys, more than you know. You’ve read the little ramblings of a story I’ve created and not only that, you’ve asked me questions about the characters who are like family to me.
I’ve picked out a few, some old, some new (I’ve sent the appropriate responses too, via email/social media) and some I’ve added that I feel I needed to answer.
WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS.
There was no mention of Jocelin having Krenei blood in TD: B&S. Was this decided purely for TD:D?
Jocelin always had blood of high ranking, there was never any doubt of that in my mind. There are several reasons why it wasn’t mentioned in Blood-and-Shadow. The first was it wasn’t her story. While there were glimpses of Pazade, Jocelin and Nyah, there was no room to say it and give it the background it deserved. TD: B&S was quick paced, and with the Shadow tribe being such an integral part of the story throughout the series, it needed to be about them, their ways and their traditions with fragments of their sister tribe, Blood-and-White. The other reason was that Velaquez family keep the Krenei tie close to their chest because of how Pazade got his mate. Zaki didn’t find out for a couple of years.
Will we see a Kreiess Jocelin?
Jocelin’s blood relation to the Krenei is very thin. She has seventeen aunts and uncles, dozens of cousins and other relations ahead of her. If the role landed to her, she despises the Sun tribe and wouldn’t rule the capital anyway.
Why wasn’t TD:D as quick paced as TD: B&S?
TD:D was about the introductions to the next generations as well as an in-depth explanation of the lore of Vuunis. It is the platform which I’m building the story upon. In TD: B&S we see how Masi, Zaki and Joce get their scars. TD:D was about their children, how they get their own nightmares or how they travelled the paths that they did while bringing the rest of the world to life. The story isn’t as strong as the first, I know that and I wouldn’t change it. It’s been created how I intended.
Vakaar is a bastard. Will that change?
There is little to judge of him in TD:D but no, he won’t change. He does his work properly and follows Mordufa’s rules as law.
TRIBAL ALPHA Q & A – CONTAINS SPOILERS –
Will there be any more Tribal Alpha erotica?
I won’t say no as of this moment. There are a couple of scenes that I’d like to share in the future that would be too much graphic detail for the fantasy series. Then again, from where it finished in the fifth volume, things are about to change.
Tau asked Subira to bind to him at the end, but in TD:D, it’s the ceremony that caused him to leave. How will that work?
I can’t say too much about that right now. I’m quite a way off reconciling them two.
There is mention of the butterfly in Alpha. Is that set in stone?
It’s set in text matey.
Will there be an Alpha with Jocelin and Atsu?
This actually made me laugh a little. Several people have said they admire Jocelin. To be honest, I don’t think I could because of her ways. The few passionate scenes I write between Atsu and Joce within the Tribal Dawn series will be as much as I cover on them two. Alpha is written as a diary of Subira’s. She loves Tau and it’s her way of sharing the wonderful experiences he gives her. Jocelin wouldn’t share as openly what she and Atsu get up to.
There were a few more questions I was asked, but I’ve ran out of time! I’ll try to keep track and answer the rest next week where I can. I’m really overwhelmed by this week’s response… it’s been amazing, honestly.
Don’t forget! One signed copy of Tribal Dawn: Descendants is up for giveaway over at Goodreads.
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